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Share your deals & questions 9/30

Posted September 30, 2016

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it.

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 30, 2016

    FYI - Swag Apple Collector's Bills coming Monday! Collect all 5 and earn a 20 SB Bonus! I'll post more this weekend but wanted to give you the heads up.

  • ascherer Sep 30, 2016

    Faye - Thanks for the info - especially CVS BOGO. I rarely use CVS here but all the time when I am down at Momma's. I think I will get one or two for now. I have points because I all I ever use them for are coupons on Cokes.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 30, 2016

    FYI - Harris Teeter Take & Bake pizzas are $4.97 each Friday - Sunday!


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 30, 2016

    ascherer - yep - that would be a better deal. You could chance it and wait to see if they offer an even better promo for less points because it has been a while, but if you are picking between the 2 options you described than yes, the 175 pts for a $3 off 1 coupon will score you a free one when they go on sale so definitely a better deal than spending 275 pts for a free product coupon for 1 of the 12-packs.

    Another good option would be if you use the Free product coupon at a store that has a true BOGO policy (like CVS) and you would get 2 for the 275 pts (which is the same as getting each one for 137 pts). One would be free with the sale and one would be free with the coupon. BUT, there is a max amount on the total off they will give you on the free product coupon. If it's more than the cost of 1 regular price, even doing the BOGO option might not be your best bet.

  • ascherer Sep 30, 2016

    I posted this under the Triple Points on Diet Coke page but didn't know if anyone would see it there.

    I just completed mine. I got my 225 points in total for the week. Yes, we are a Diet Coke household. My questions is about redeeming points. Isn't using 175 pts for a $3 off a 12 pack certificate a much better deal than 275 pts for a free 12 pack? My line of thinking is that we see Coke 12 pks for $3 or under on a regular basis. I think the $3 off was the lowest points coupon I could find outside of individual bottles. Thanks.